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Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?: Rabbi Ron Cohen

In Bennington, Education, North Bennington, Opinion, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on February 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm

WBTN intern Alex Diaz talks with Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth-El about Bennington’s Cultural makeup past and present in this two-part fifth installment of ‘Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?’.

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Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?: Rabbi Joshua Boettiger

In Bennington, Education, North Bennington, Opinion, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on February 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm

WBTN Intern Alex Diaz sits down with Bennington Rabbi Joshua Boettiger and gets his views on culture in Bennington, speaking specifically to Bennington’s Jewish community in this two-part fourth installment of “Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?”.

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Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?: International Jet-setter Alison Cho

In Bennington, Education, North Bennington, Opinion, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on February 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm

WBTN Intern Alex Diaz sits down with International Bennington College Student Alison Cho to discuss how a foreigner views the culture of Bennington in the third installment of ‘Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?’.

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Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?: Town/Gown Hybrid Cadence Banulis

In Bennington, Education, North Bennington, Opinion, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on February 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm

WBTN Intern Alex Diaz talks with Bennington Local AND Bennington College student Cadence Banulis in order to gauge her experience with the cultural diversity of Bennington in this second installment of ‘Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?’.

Interview W/ Cadence Banulis

Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?: Mild-Mannered Jeffrey Matthews

In Bennington, Education, North Bennington, Opinion, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on February 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

Jeffrey Matthews

WBTN College Intern Alex Diaz sits down with the prototypical Bennington College student Jeffrey Matthews and discusses his perceptions of and experiences with cultural diversity in Bennington. This is the first in a series of interviews attempting to pin down what Bennington has to offer in terms of cultural diversity, and why.

Volunteer at the Bennington Free Clinic!

In Bennington, Education, Events, Local News, Medical/Health, News, North Bennington, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on January 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Bennington Free Clinic Volunteer mp3

Story by Community Journalist Cadence Banulis

Cadence asks Sue Andrews about her experience with the Bennington Free Clinic, and how YOU can help out! Orientation will take place the first week of February. Call 802-447-3700 or 802-379-0149 and volunteer today!

 

Bennington Free Clinic Petition

In Bennington, Events, Local News, Medical/Health, News, North Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford, Youth Organizations on January 19, 2011 at 10:51 am

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Story by Community Journalist Cadence Banulis

Cadence interviews Sue Andrews about the Bennington Free Clinic’s petition to be on the March Ballot.  The Bennington Free Clinic is a not-for-profit medical clinic that provides free primary medical care, care coordination, and referral to uninsured adult residents of Bennington County and the surrounding area. Once on the ballot, the clinic has the possibility of being voted to receive $5000.

Vermont House of Representatives- Bennington Area Voting Districts

In Bennington, Local News, Politics, Pownal, Shaftsbury on October 28, 2010 at 9:11 am

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Story by Community Journalist, Bob Howe.

GENERAL ELECTION DAY- November 2 (Tuesday) 2010- Bennington Area House of Representatives

In anticipation of Tuesday’s Mid-Term Election, Bob Howe explains the Bennington area Vermont House of Representatives voting districts .  Click on map link to view while listening.

Map of Vermont House of Representatives Voting Districts

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EOS Ventures awaits state OK for largest solar panel project in Northeast

In Bennington, Energy, Environment, Pownal on August 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm

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Story by Community Journalist, Bill Densmore

Tyler Fairbank

BENNINGTON, Vt. — EOS Ventures, of Hancock, Mass., is awaiting Vermont state approval to being construction of a $7 million to $10 million solar-electric generating project in nearby Pownal, Vt. Tyler Fairbank, CEO of EOS, described the project on Monday, Aug. 30, during a discussion on The Morning Show on WBTN 1370 AM. He was interviewed by Shires Media volunteers Bill Densmore and Michael Keane. The 2.2-megawatt facility will incude some 8,000 photovoltaic solar panels atop 4- to 10-foot poles on 10 acres. The site is at the former Green Mountain Park, a horse and then dog track that has been largely dormant for at least 20 years.   The key to the project working is a 25-year contract under which utilities will purchase the power it generates for 30 cents per kilowatt hour. That compares with 15 to 18 cents per kilowatt hour that consumers pay for electricity. The difference is a government subsidy that encourages renewable-energy projects, Fairbank said.  He said the project, when complete, will be the largest solar-panel array in New England.  Click on the link below to hear the interview.

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An Interview with Pauline Guntlow

In Arts & Entertainment, Energy, Environment, Local Business, Local News, Pownal on June 24, 2010 at 12:46 pm

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Story by Community Journalists, Dawn and Ray Rodrigues

Pownal, Vt.–Among the many events scheduled to celebrate Pownal’s 250th Anniversary is a tour of homes in Pownal, featuring five houses built between 1750 and 2009.

Date: June 26, 2010
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (visit as few or as many houses as you want)
Location: A map of the five houses is available at the Studio Art Works store on Route 7.

Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.

Sponsored by the Pownal Valley Affordable Housing Committee and organized by Pauline Guntlow, the tour focuses on energy-efficiency over time.  The self-guided tour starts at the Studio Works Art store on Route 7 in Pownal.  There visitors can view a video and pick up directions to the houses.

Here is an interview that Ray Rodrigues, Chair of the Pownal 250th Celebration Committee, conducted with Pauline Guntlow.